Prescription Shooting Glasses and Sunglasses
Prescription Shooting Glasses, Sunglasses and Tactical Eyewear from ADS Sports Eyewear features Rx lenses surfaced using a Free-Form digital design from Shamir, which ensures that the lenses have the highest level of optical accuracy throughout the lens. You are guaranteed to have excellent vision and protection with every pair of shooting glasses from ADS Sports Eyewear. All lenses for Rx shooting glasses are made of unbreakable polycarbonate or Trivex, and the lenses will exceed the ANSI or MIL SPEC standards of the frame. If you are not sure exactly what you want, we recommend taking a look at our Tactical & Shooting Glasses Buyer's Guide. You will find videos of ballistics lens testing, lens color suggestions, and a list of our favorite tactical eyewear.
Once you select one of the shooting glasses from above, you'll be taken to a page where you select your lens options including lens material, tint, and coatings. The following is meant to prepare you for those decisions.
Prescription Shooting Glasses - Lens Materials:
Polycarbonate and Trivex are the only acceptable materials to use when making prescription shooting glasses lenses because they are unbreakable. The animations below show how the materials hold up against a 500 gram missle being fired into the center of a lens blank. We included the lens material CR-39 (plasitc), which is used everyday eyeglasses, to show you how vulnerable you are if you are shooting with your regular rx eyeglasses.
|CR-39 - Destroyed||Polycarbonate - Intact but damaged||Trivex - Intact, barely damaged|
Trivex lenses are the recommended material for shooting glasses. It is stronger, lighter, and provides better optics than polycarbonate. It is especially better when viewing targets through an optical scope because it relays a truer image. Polycarbonate is still an acceptable material in terms of optics and strength, Trivex is just better.
Prescription Shooting Glasses - Lens Tints:
We can tint your lenses any color, or leave them clear for indoor or night shooting. We can also make them as Transitions lenses that darken when there is more sun light, and become more transparent when it gets darker. Note: All clear or transitions lenses should be made with an Anti-Reflective coating to eliminate double vision of light sources in the lens, or 'halo effect'.
|Grey||12-15% VLT||Provides the truest color. Ideal for people who are light sensitive, or shooting in bright sunlight conditions.||Grey is best used in bright lighting conditions.|
|12-15% VLT||Light reducing, high contrast lens.||Great all-around color. Provides lots of contrast. For medium to bright light conditions.|
|Rose||28-32% VLT||Maximizes an objects definition and enhances depth and perception.||Amber or Rose lenses are ideal for low light or cloudy days.|
|Yellow||68% VLT||Block out blue light, such as light on a cloudy day. Help to create a more detailed line of vision. Enhances greens and yellows.||Best suited for low-light conditions.|
|Persimmon||55% VLT||Combines the advantages of Light Copper & Yellow lenses. Copper sharpens contrast, yellow brightens the field of vision.||For low to medium lighting conditions or indoor shooting.|
|Clear||98% VLT||Provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays. Provides no contrast.||Clear lenses are best worn at night, in poor lighting conditions and indoor shooting ranges.|
Rx Shooting Glasses - Lens Coatings:
If you are wanting clear lenses or transitions lenses that go from clear to a dark color with the presence of more light, you always want to add an Anti-Reflective coating to your lenses. The AR coating will prevent reflections within the lens that create a 'starburst or halo effect' around lights in your vision. The coating also prevents light from bouncing off the outside of your lenses and hidng your eyes from those you might be talking to. Those that shoot indoors will really appreciate the extra investment.
These before (left) and after (right) pictures show what an AR coat will do for your glasses.